How to be an iPhoneographer: Learn {to be a photographer}

Photography, Life & Other Curiosities

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“You use Instagram? You must be a professional photographer”. The sarcasm in the tweet alone made me smile but there is a lot truth underlying the sarcasm. A lot of folks get into iPhoneography because of the convenience of the iPhone camera. Then there are incredible apps that can transform mundane photos. But at the end of the day, those apps can only transform the content of the underlying photo.

Often times the best iPhoneographers are professional photographers. The reason is they understand composition, lighting, subject matter, etc. They see the photo before it’s taken. As I have continued to pursue iPhoneography it has become clear I have to learn these skills myself. Let’s be honest, half of the content shoved onto to Twitter with the #iPhoneography-#instagram-#photography hashtags are just a crappy photo with a Dianne filter dressing it up a bit (click here for an interesting post by a…

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